Any RI LPN programs besides CCRI's?

  1. Does anyone know of any LPN classes located in Rhode Island, that is *not* through CCRI? I don't want to go all the way to getting a bachelor's degree right now, but they have so darn many pre-requisites that I might as well if I go there. I was hoping to find someplace that has a more streamlined LPN program that will not cost me quite as much time and money. I am working on limited time since I really can't afford to work only part time for 2 years or more.

    I checked out Diman in Massachusetts, but a) it seems their admissions are closed til 2011, and b) they're a bit too far out for me, since I live in Wakefield.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. by   frogs4131
    CCRI is the only LPN program in the state.
  4. by   StrawberryVanilla
    bummer. I think I may have to give up my plans to become a nurse, at least for right now. I just can't figure out how to have enough time and enough money *sigh*
  5. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    Quote from StrawberryVanilla
    bummer. I think I may have to give up my plans to become a nurse, at least for right now. I just can't figure out how to have enough time and enough money *sigh*
    Perhaps you could get your training to be a CNA and work in a health care setting for a while until you have a better idea of what you are going to do career-wise. Many hospitals in RI will offer their employees compensation if they are taking classes to earn a degree in health care (like nursing). So its something you should consider.

    !Chris
  6. by   StrawberryVanilla
    Thanks for responding everyone! I do work as a CNA, doing private home care/companion work for the same patient, since 2002. I absolutely love the job but I would like to do more technical healthcare work (as opposed to the support work of being a CNA).

    I know I would definitely like to be a nurse, but time and finances are against me right now My husband and I could handle having limited income for awhile, but definitely not for the length of time it'd take me to get through CCRI's whole program, including all the pre-reqs. If anyone has managed to handle a similar situation I'd love to hear some more advice
  7. by   frogs4131
    I went back to school for nursing 4 years ago. I am a divorced single mom of two, worked full time and received no help from their father. At that time my daughter was entering kindergarten. I took my pre-req's one at a time each semester including the summer semesters. At the beginning it seemed it would take me forever to get through it. Along the way I met my fiance and we bought a house together. I was accepted into the program last May and started Nursing 1010 last September. Once nursing school started I could only work part time. I work 20 hrs a week during the school year and pick up full time hours this summer. I supplement my income with financial aid and loans. It's hard and things are definitely tight but it is doable. I feel guilty about being away from children (working, school, clinical,studying) but I promised them a trip to Disney once I graduate in May .
  8. by   MrsPeep
    There's an LPN program in MA, it's pretty streamlined and they offer it in the day or evening... http://www.tri-county.tc/?q=node/143

    Although, I also go to CCRI and I am about to start Nursing II in the fall. I would recommend getting started now even if it's just to take one pre-req at a time! You'll be so glad you did! Don't give up!
  9. by   mocool
    Quote from MrsPeep
    There's an LPN program in MA, it's pretty streamlined and they offer it in the day or evening... http://www.tri-county.tc/?q=node/143

    Although, I also go to CCRI and I am about to start Nursing II in the fall. I would recommend getting started now even if it's just to take one pre-req at a time! You'll be so glad you did! Don't give up!

    I agree! I hope it works out fine.

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